Life n death

Happy New Year, I think!

Odds Of Death In The United States By Selected Cause Of Injury, 2017 (1)

I copied this data from the social security administration site for use in the Nevada county Altar Show– a commemorative exhibition for over 100 ‘artists’ to present what they thought was important.
i thought this was important as it commemorated a life as yet not over but Sure to Happen: But how?
Which way would you choose if you could?
“Natural Disasters?” “All Other CAuses”?
Just Saying,  as they say right here in California!

Cause of death

Number of
deaths, 2017

One-year odds

Lifetime odds

Accidental poisoning by and exposure to
noxious substances

64,795

5,027

64

     Drug poisoning

61,311

5,313

68

     Opioids (including both legal and illegal)

43,036

7,569

96

All motor vehicle accidents

40,231

8,096

103

     Car occupants

7,248

44,939

572

     Motorcycle riders

4,832

67,409

858

     Pedestrians

7,450

43,721

556

Assault by firearm

14,542

22,399

285

Exposure to smoke, fire and flames

2,812

115,832

1,474

Fall on and from stairs and steps

2,493

130,654

1,662

Drowning and submersion while in or
falling into swimming pool

723

450,511

5,732

Fall on and from ladder or scaffolding

569

572,441

7,283

Air and space transport accidents

385

846,024

10,764

Firearms discharge (accidental)

486

670,204

8,527

Cataclysmic storm (3)

132

2,467,570

31,394

Flood

27

12,063,673

153,482

Lightning

19

17,143,115

218,106

Earthquake and other earth movements

13

25,055,321

318,770

Bitten or struck by dog

36

9,047,755

115,111

(1) Based on fatalities and life expectancy in 2017. Ranked by deaths in 2017.
(2) Includes all types of medications including narcotics and hallucinogens, alcohol and gases.
(3) Includes hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, dust storms and other cataclysmic storms.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics; National Safety Council.

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